Medical Ethics CaseFile

TABLE OF CONTENTS



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9.           Glossary of Key Terms in Ethics

14.           Seven Good Health Habits Your Doctor Wishes You Had

32.           A Model Patient's Bill of Rights

46.           How Well Do You Know the Hippocratic Oath?

49.           Hippocratic Oath -- Corporate Version & Traditional Version Side-by-Side

73.           AMA Guidelines for Ethics Committees in Health Care Institutions

105.         Amniocentesis for Sex Selection

106.         Amniocentesis for Sex Selection + $$

108.         Jehovah's Witnesses & Blood Transfusions: Scriptural Basis

109.         "Jehovah's Witnesses: The Surgical/Ethical Challenge"

120.         V.D. & Confidentiality - Joan

124.         Teen-Age Sexuality: Alice, the Stranger

129.         Abortion & Dissenting Parents: A Dialogue

133.         Two Infants, One Respirator

153.         Determination of Death: Selected Statute

155.         When the Family Requests Resuscitation

159.         "Donald C.", Texas Burn Patient

160.         Refusal of Standard Procedure & Demanding Substandard Treatment

163.         Confidentiality and Ex-Husband Payment

173.         Towards a policy about organ transplantation for foreign nationals

184.         The Reluctant Kidney Donor

185.         The "Tearoom Trade" Research Project

191.         P.Z. - Self-Mutilation & Involuntary Commitment

195.         Autonomy for Burn Patients - Two Sisters

204.         Philip Becker: Down's Syndrome Child with Heart Defect

205.         Statement by Philip Becker's Parents

215.         Robert McFall

226.         The Willowbrook Research Project on Hepatitis

227.         Weepingbrook Hepatitis Research Studies

240.         Patient Who Uses a Plea for Death with Dignity to Identify a Hidden Problem

241.         Patient Demands Out of Fear that Treatment be Withheld or Stopped

244.         Experimentation Involving Human Subjects

245.         Nonbeneficial Research on the Child

250.         Un-consented-to Research

255.         The Kidney Machine Problem

256.         KMP - Information Checklist

279.         Harms and Benefits - A Classification

288.         Joyce & Brent Malcolm

289.         Joyce & Brent Meade

290.         Joyce & Brent Miller

291.         Joyce & Brent Morgan

292.         Joyce & Brent Murphy

347.         American Nurses' Association Code for Nurses with Interpretive Statements

349.         38 Ways to Make a Baby

350.         Vatican Statement on Reproductive Technologies

365.         University Student Refuses Treatment for Bacterial Meningitis

366.         Dialogue on Proposed Recombinant DNA Research

367.         Ice Minus

368.         18 Abortion Scenarios

370.         Selective Termination of Pregnancy

371.         Physician in an Overseas Hospital

378.         Quality of Life

383.         Teen-Age Jehovah's Witness Refuses Transfusion

384.         Social Worker's Report of Family Dynamics

385.         Result of further medical tests

386.         Hospital Attorney's reaction to plan to seek court order

387.         Reaction of child's natural father

391.         How Much Is a Life Worth?

392.         The Pharmacist & Patients' Religious Beliefs

401.         Hyperkinetic Syndrome: Who Should Medicate?

402.         Drug Testing

403.         Testing a Drug for a New Use - Amrinone

413.         Epidemics & 'Epidemics' - rabid bats

414.         Epidemics & 'Epidemics' - smoking at local high school

415.         Epidemics & 'Epidemics' - highway speed limits

416.         Epidemics & 'Epidemics' - nuclear war

421.         Business Executive with Chest Pain Refuses Admission

422.         When Danny Said No!

423.         When Did Billy Die?

428.         Request to Limit Life-Sustaining Treatment Later RESCINDED

432.         Trauma Patient Not Told About Death of Family Members

434.         Overzealous Confidentiality? Keeping Child Abuse Secret

439.         Mrs. X and the Bone Marrow Transplant Registry

454.         Are Intravenous Fluids Morally Required for a Dying Patient?

462.         Values Involved in Decisions to Withhold Nutrition

467.         1-page explanation of Tennessee Living Will form

465.         LIVING WILL suggested in TN Right-to-a-Natural-Death Act

466.         Form for Durable Power of Attorney

474.         Terminating Treatment - Grounds for and Against

479.         Withdrawing Treatment for Elderly Patient with Financial Aspect

480.         Mr. Meissner Requests Active Euthanasia

481.         "It's Over, Debbie"

488.         The Oregon Decision to Curtail Funding for Organ Transplantation

489.         7 yr old denied funding for bone marrow transplant through Oregon's policy

492.         Setting the Health Care Budget

506.         How Well Do You Know the A.N.A. Code for Nurses?

507.         EXCERPTS from medical codes about relationships with nurses

522.         CPR for a DNR patient with a sudden-onset seizures

524.         CPR - Categorization & Implications for Communication & Treatment

537.         Rudy Linares

539.         Hospital Ethics Committees - Three Models

540.         Some Properties of Diagnostic Tests

544.         "DOCTOR KNOWS BEST"

545.         Newborn whose parents refuse to take responsibility

563.         7 "generic & specific criteria of incompetence"

564.         Who is Competent?

573.         Pamela Hamilton

574.         Pamela Hamilton / CHRONOLOGY

576.          "A Pain Reliever Will Do The Job"

577.         "A Philosophy Course Will Do The Job"

579.         "Grandpa's Grandpa"

595.         Patient Requesting Valium

602.         The Visiting Nurse and the Obstinate Patient

604.         Following the Physician's Orders

610.         When "Doing Good" May Harm the Patient

611.         Do Patients Always Have to be Turned?

617.         The Duty to Participate in Collective Action

623.        The Patient Who Could Not Get Admitted to the Hospital

626.         When It is Hard to Keep Promises

632.         Inflicting Agony to Save a Life

637.         Deceiving the New Mother Who Asks About her Baby

639.         Telling the Family of the Deceased About a Mistake?

652.         Mercy Killing in the Newborn Nursery

654.         Is This Nurse A Killer?

655.         The Patient Who Might Have a Living Will

660.         The Nurse Who Blew the Whistle On the Clarence Herbert Case

664.         The Nurse as Contraceptive Salesperson

668.         The Pregnant Teenager with a Genetic Problem

673.         The Nurse in Experimental Genetic Engineering

674.         Force-Feeding the Psychiatric Patient

675.         Must Suicide Always be Stopped?

676.         Sedating and Restraining the Disturbed Patient

679.         Coercive Treatment in the Name of Science

683.         When the Subject Group of Choice is Prisoners

684.         Inconveniencing the Dying

687.         When the Patient Does Not Remember Giving Consent

688.         Sensitive Information in the Employee's Health Record

691.         Ms. Jolen Tuma and the Leukemia Patient

693.         Giving Flu Vaccine Without Consent

694.         Consent from a Sedated Patient

701.         To Resuscitate or Not?

705.         The Economic Side of Prolonging Life

707.         The Nurse Caught Between her Religious Values and a Research Protocol

709.         Mandatory HIV Screening -- What Groups Would You Screen?

711.           Medical Recommendations Regarding HIV Testing

723.         HIV Infection -- Some Ethical Issues

725.         AIDS - Issues for a Minister/Counselor

726.         AIDS & School Attendance - Physician

727.         AIDS & School Attendance - Reporter

728.         AIDS & School Attendance - School Principal

731.         AIDS & School Attendance - Classroom Teacher

734.         Sally and Sam Smith

736.         AIDS Risk Chart

739.         The Surgeon Who Refuses to Operate

740.         The Intensive Care Nurse without Health Insurance

741.         The Former IV Drug User & His Wife

742.         The Patient Whose Surgery Was Cancelled

754.         The Role of the Family in Medical Decisions

755.         United Nations Declaration of Children's Rights

758.         Terminal Infant - Parents want to take her home to die

759.         Frozen Embryos Whose Parents Left Multi-Million-Dollar Estate

760.         Baby M

761.         Mort and Emma Tality

762.         Maryville Embryos Case:  initial newspaper accounts (August 7-9, 1989)

763.         Maryville Embryo Case - Ellen Goodman initial column

764.         Maryville Embryo Case - Ellen Goodman column in reaction to ruling

765.         Maryville Embryo Case - NEWSWEEK story

767.         Leukemia Patient Ruled "No Heroics" Partly on Grounds of Cost

769.         Patient with low sperm count asks that his sexual partner not be told

793.         "The Compazine Affair"

932.         A Duty To Warn, An Uncertain Danger

946.         A Suicide Attempt and Emergency Room Ethics

950.         No Feeding Tubes for Me!

954.         Parental Consent and a Teenage Sex Survey

974.         The Anencephalic Newborn as Organ Donor

975.         Can the Fetus be an Organ Farm?

995.         3 frustrating patients

996.         4 patients - different payment plans, different treatment

1002.        Does a pharmacist have a duty to fill a prescription for AZT?

1003.        LETTER to NEJM re AIDS testing

1023.        "Medical Care Breaks Out"

1025.        "Unborn to Save Sister"

1048.        The Transfused Cat

1053.        The Wife Has Her Own Ideas

1054.        R.B.'s Leg Condition

1062.        Kenneth Wright

1063.        "Please, Please Kill Me!"

1065.        Death in Transit

1069.        Baby as spare part

1071.        White mother sues sperm bank over black daughter

1072.        Semen of man taking cancer treatment allegedly thrown away

1073.        "It's Over, Kim"

1084.        Whose Spleen Is It Anyway?

1107.        "It's Over, Diane"

1195.        Bill of Rights for Dying Patients

1203.        Oregon's Ranking of Services

1216.        The Case of Mrs. Franklin

1234.        Helga Wanglie's Ventilator

1236.        CDC Guidelines on HIV-infected Professionals & on Testing Patients

1243.        FINAL EXIT Attempt

1245.        Maryville Embryo Case / COURT OPINION

1247.        "FlavrSavr Tomato"

1248.        Maryville Embryo Case - TN Supreme Court Opinion

1261.        Lorenzo's Oil

1266.        "Health Care: What We Really Need is Soul"